12. FIREWALL, AntiVirus, AntiSpyware.


You need a firewall to keep Internet thieves, vandals and hackers out of your computer. If you can't be seen, you can't be attacked!

WINDOWS XP and VISTA has a built in Firewall.

You can use the web page below to check your security when you are on the Internet.

Shields Up https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2


FREE AVG antivirus
It is a 36 MBdownload and it is also on the TIPS CD I give out.


Microsoft's free Windows Defender for your anti spyware.
I use Microsoft's free FIREWALL and WINDOWS DEFENDER, both which comes with Vista.
If you have Windows XP, you must download WINDOWS DEFENDER.
Once set up Windows Defender updates automatically with the rest of Microsoft products.

Other advantages of Defender is that you may click on: Tools, then:
1. Options; Automatically scan my computer at certain times.
2. Software Explorer; Show your Startup programs.
3. Windows Defender Website;

Q. How do I set AVG, my anti-virus Program up for automatic updates.

A. Right click the AVG icon (it is on the right side of the Taskbar),
click on Launch AVG control center, Right click Scheduler,
then click Scheduled Tasks, then Edit Schedule. -------------------------------------------------------------

you need AntiSpyware and AntiVirus and Firewall programs on your computer.

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